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Voluntary Informal Resolution

At any time after a Complaint has been submitted and before the completion of the Formal Resolution of a Complaint, the Complainant or Respondent may request that the parties attempt to resolve the Complaint through Voluntary Informal Resolution. The OIE will consider the request if the other party agrees.  Either party participating in a Voluntary Informal Resolution may end the informal process at any time and request to resume the Investigation and Formal Resolution.

If the Voluntary Informal Resolution is unsuccessful or fails to adequately address the alleged misconduct and protect the campus community, the Investigator may elect to resume the Investigation and Formal Resolution of the Complaint. A Voluntary Informal Resolution may not be appropriate for Complaints involving Sexual Harassment, including sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence and domestic violence.